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El Alsson British International School:  Principal

Lee Chalkly

03/20/2017

After eight years serving as the Director of the International School of Riga Lee Chalkly will be relocating to Egypt with his family to take up his appointment as Principal of El Alsson British International School. He joins the school at an exciting time in its history as the school is in the process of relocating to a brand new campus in New Giza.

United Nations International School:  High School Principal

Scott Schaffner

03/08/2017

Scott Schaffner will be joining the United Nations International School in Hanoi, Vietnam as the new High School Principal. He is currently the HS principal at Dubai American Academy and has also worked in Warsaw, Poland and New York City.

Sreenidhi International School:  DP Coordinator

Wil Crabtree

03/03/2017

Wil Crabtree has been appointed Diploma Programme Coordinator and Member of the Pedagogical Leadership Team at Sreenidhi International School. He has previously taught in Egypt, Zambia, Hong Kong, China, Germany, and the United States. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Sreenidhi International School:  MYP Coordinator

Ingur Shefalika

03/03/2017

Ingur Shefalika has been appointed MYP Coordinator and Member of the Pedagogical Leadership Team. Ingur returns to her native India after teaching in Malaysia.

Lincoln Community School:  Head of School

Sheena Nabholz

03/01/2017

Sheena Nabholz has been appointed Head of Lincoln Community School, Ghana to start July 2017. She is presently Director of the American School of Yaounde, Cameroon. Other stints include Jordan, Syria and Egypt.

Fukuoka International School:  Head of School

Robin Schneider

03/01/2017

Robin Schneider has been appointed as the Head of School at Fukuoka International School in Fukuoka, Japan. Previously, Robin was Deputy Head of School at the International School of Helsinki for the past 6 years.

American School in Japan:  Director of Early Learning Center

Christy Carrillo

03/01/2017

Christy Carrillo has been appointed Director of Early Learning Center at American School in Japan beginning in fall 2017. She is currently Director of the Early Childhood Center at Shekou International School.

American School of Brasilia:  Director

Allan Bredy

03/01/2017

Allan Bredy has been appointed Head of School at the American School of Brasilia, beginning in July 2017. He is currently serving in his seventh year as the Director of the American Cooperative School of Tunis.

American International School of Yaounde:  Elementary School Principal & ES PYP Coordinator

Michael Sciocchetti

03/01/2017

Michael Sciocchetti has joined the American International School of Yaounde as its Elementary School Principal & ES PYP Coordinator. He previously served as ES Principal at Taejon Christian International School.

Colegio Albania in La Guajira, Colombia:  Director

Eron Strong

03/01/2017

Eron Strong is the newly appointed Director at Colegio Albania in La Guajira, Colombia. Prior to this, he was Principal at Mildmay-Carrick School in Ontario, Canada. Eron returns to Colombia where he once taught.

Escuela Las Morochas:  Director

Ercel Mireles

03/01/2017

Ercel Mireles is the new director at Escuela Las Morochas. She has been working in Venezuela for the past three years. Prior to this, she worked as a coordinator at The Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico.

International School of Havana:  Director

Michael Lees

03/01/2017

Michael Lees is the new Director of the International School of Havana after serving as a consultant with ISS and as founding Director of the International School of Dongguan.

Aitchison College:  Headmistress at Senior School

Amina Kamran

03/01/2017

Amina Kamran is now Senior School Headmistress at Aitchison College, Lahore, Pakistan. Aitchison is an all boys school that is more than 130 years old. Amina is the Senior School's first woman Head.

Lincoln Community School:  Interim Head of School

Joe Stucker

03/01/2017

Joe Stucker is Interim Head at Lincoln Community School in Accra, Ghana. His experience as Head includes the American International School of Guangzhou, Vientiane International School, and Academia Cotopaxi.

American Overseas School of Rome:  Head of School

Michael Callan

03/01/2017

Michael Callan is currently Head of School at the American Overseas School of Rome. He served as middle school principal in Ankara, Abu Dhabi, and Kuala Lumpur before moving to Rome.

American School of Warsaw:  Interim Director

Jon Zurfluh

03/01/2017

Jon Zurfluh was recently selected as the Interim Director at the American School of Warsaw after completing a successful 5 year run at the Anglo-American School of Moscow. Mr. Zurfluh's past experience includes leadership roles in Washington State, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Moscow. Mr. Z reports that becoming a Warsaw Warrior has been a smooth and seamless transition as he embraces a vibrant and friendly community in Poland.

QSI Djibouti:  Director

Taizu Wold

03/01/2017

Ms. Taizu Wold has accepted the Director position at QSI’s new school in Djibouti, Djibouti, opening in August of 2016. She is joined by her sister, Ms. Sieneh Wold, who will be teaching early elementary students. They have previously worked in Venezuela and Shenyang, China.

American School in Japan:  Interim Head of School

Areta Williams

03/01/2017

Interim Head of School Areta Williams’s extensive career includes various faculty and administrative positions in international schools. She has a total of 18 years of experience as head of school and has also served as division principal, counselor and teacher at international schools in Africa and Asia. Areta most recently served as the Head of The Overseas School of Colombo in Sri Lanka from 2009-2014.

Canadian International School of Hong Kong:  Lower School PYP Coordinator

Viv Wallace

03/01/2017

Ms. Viv Wallace has been appointed Lower School PYP Coordinator at Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Before arriving at CDNIS, Viv was the PYP Coordinator at Khartoum International Community School in Sudan.

Concordia International School Shanghai:  Middle School Assistant Principal

Billy Thomas

03/01/2017

Billy Thomas will be the new Middle School Assistant Principal at Concordia International School Shanghai for the 2016-2017 school year. Billy has taught in the US, Malaysia and China.

International Community School Addis Ababa:  Head of School

Dr. Tim Stuart

03/01/2017

Tim Stuart has been appointed Head of School at the International Community School of Addis Ababa, beginning in 2017. He is currently Executive Director of Strategic Programs at the Singapore American School.

QSI Ashgabat International School:  Director

Dr. Sandy Smith

03/01/2017

Dr. Sandy Smith has accepted the Director position at QSI's Ashgabat International School in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Her husband, Andrew, will be teaching science and mathematics to secondary students. Dr. Smith has previously served as Director at QSI schools in Chisinau, Moldova and Astana, Kazakhstan. She is returning to Ashgabat, where she started her international educator career in 2002.

American International School Nouakchott:  Director

Robert Smithberg

03/01/2017

Robert Smithberg has been appointed the new Director at the American International School Nouakchott, Mauritania starting in August 2016. Mr. Smithberg is currently the High School Principal at Dipont Education in Shenzhen, China. He has also served as Middle School Principal at St. John’s School in Puerto Rico, the American Community School Hillingdon, UK and at Colegio Albania in Colombia. Other international locations where he has worked include schools in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil.

Carol Morgan School:  High School Principal

Desmond Sjoquist

03/01/2017

Desmond Sjoquist is joining Carol Morgan School as the High School Principal. He comes to CMS with 17 years of experience in school leadership, 7 years in international teaching, and 8 years as a teacher in Canada.

Confucius International School Chengdu:  Headmaster

James McCrory

03/01/2017

James has taken up the role of Headmaster of Confucius International School Chengdu after the retirement of the outgoing Head, Dr Gordon Whittlestone. CISCD offers a unique curriculum blending its own International Six Arts program derived from Confucian philosophy, with an International curriculum including IGCSEs and A levels. Previously James worked both as a Leadership Consultant and Interim Principal at the American Creativity Academy in Kuwait, and as the Principal at Yew Wah International Education School in Yantai, also in China.

Oxford International School, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:  K-12 Principal

Christopher Manning

02/17/2017

Chris Manning will join Oxford International School, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as Principal in 2017. Chris is currently the Founding Head of School at RISE International School, Sylhet, Bangladesh where he has worked since 2015. He is returning to Kyrgyzstan where he started his overseas teaching career in 2012.

IITA International School, Ibadan, Nigeria:  Head of School

George Piacentini

01/24/2017

George Piacentini has recently been appointed Head of School at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) International School, Ibadan, Nigeria. Previous to this posting he was Director of Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College, Northern Iraq.

Luanda International School:  Director

Dylan Hughes

01/22/2017

Dylan Hughes was appointed as Interim Director to Luanda International School in August 2015. In November 2015 he accepted the full time Directors role.

Pan American School of Bahia:  Director of Teaching and Learning

Fernanda Dillon

01/17/2017

Fernanda Dillon was appointed as Director of Teaching and Learning at Pan American School of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. She previously served as Math Instructional Coach at PASB after teaching at Shanghai American School - Puxi and Chapel School.

International School of Aberdeen:  IBDP Co-ordinator

Jennifer Purpura

01/16/2017

Jennifer Purpura has taken responsibility as IBDP Co-ordinator at The International School of Aberdeen, Scotland, since 1 January 2017, in addition to her role as HS/IB Mathematics Teacher.

International School of Aberdeen:  Assistant Principal

Morio Kajiwara

01/16/2017

Morio Kajiwara was appointed as Assistant Principal at The International School of Aberdeen, Scotland commencing the 2016/17 academic year. Morio has held the roles of Elementary Classroom Teacher, IT Co-ordinator, and Curriculum Co-ordinator at ISA since re-joining the School in 2009.

International School of Aberdeen:  Assistant MS/HS Principal

Matthew Barry

01/16/2017

Matthew Barry was appointed as Assistant MS/HS Principal at The International School of Aberdeen with effect from 1 January 2017. Matthew joined ISA as an MS Math/Science (Grade 6) Teacher in 2013 and held the role of MS Co-ordinator.

International School of Aberdeen:  MS/HS Principal

Angus Carmichael

01/16/2017

Dr Angus Carmichael was appointed as the MS/HS Principal of The International School of Aberdeen, Scotland with effect from 1 January 2017. Angus previously held the position of IB Co-ordinator and IB Chemistry Teacher at ISA.

International School of Aberdeen:  Director

Sarah Bruce

01/16/2017

Sarah Bruce was appointed as the Director of The International School of Aberdeen, Scotland with effect from 1 January 2017. Sarah previously held the position of MS/HS Principal at ISA. Prior to joining ISA in 2013, Sarah was Head of Upper School at Havergal College, Toronto, Canada.

Colegio Interamericano de Guatemala:  Chief Academic Officer

Sharon Canadine

01/05/2017

Colegio Interamericano de Guatemala is pleased to announce that Sharon Canadine has accepted the position of Chief Academic Officer for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Sharon is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at the American International School of Mozambique where she has worked since 2013. Everyone in the Interamericano community is very excited to welcome Sharon and her family to Guatemala in July.

Westwood International School:  Secondary Principal/IBMYP Coordinator

Heidi Cavanagh

12/31/2016

Heidi has assumed the position of Secondary Principal and IBMYP Coordinator at Westwood International School in Gaborone, Botswana. Heidi recently completed 5 years as the Director of the American International School of Niamey in Niamey, Niger. She has also held administrative and teaching roles in Cuba, California, Istanbul and Canada.

Pan American School of Bahia:  Superintendent

Larry Molacek

12/28/2016

Dr. Larry Molacek has been appointed the Superintendent at the Pan American School of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil starting July 2016. Prior to this appointment Dr. Molacek served as the Head of School in Indonesia, Latvia, and the US.

QSI - International School in Shenyang:  Director

Clare McDermott

12/28/2016

Clare McDermott has accepted Director position at QSI International School in Shenyang, China. She and her husband have been working internationally for over 13 years in Thailand and China.

QSI - International School of Sarajevo:  Director

Jamie Martin

12/28/2016

Jamie Martin has accepted the Director position at QSI International School of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She previously served as Director of Instruction at QSI International School of Chengdu in China.

American School Foundation of Monterrey:  Eagle Parent Universiry Coordinator

Gabriela Miaz

12/28/2016

Gabriela Maiz will now be serving the American School Foundation of Monterrey as the Eagle Parent University Coordinator, after 17 years of varied teaching experience. She is as ASFM alumna, teacher and parent.

Escola Americana de Campinas:  Head of School

Tom Pado

12/28/2016

Tom Pado has assumed the position of Head of School of the Escola Americana de Campinas located in Campinas, Brazil. Previously, Tom served as the Director of the American International School in Lusaka for four years.

QSI - International School of Brindisi:  Director

John Shirley

12/28/2016

John Shirley has accepted the Director position at QSI International School of Brindisi in Italy. He has served as a teacher in Cairo, Egypt and as administrator at QSI International School of Atyrau in Kazakhstan.

Concordia International School Shanghai:  Head of School

Mary Scott

12/28/2016

Dr. Mary Scott was appointed Head of Concordia International School Shanghai. She joins the school after 30 years with Concordia University Irvine, where she was most recently the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Kaohsiung American School:  Superintendent

Ben Ploeger

12/28/2016

Ben Ploeger will join Kaohsiung American School in Taiwan as Superintendent starting 2017. He is currently Head of School at Eagle Ridge Academy Charter High School in Colorado, in the United States.

Canadian International School Hong Kong:  Lower School Principal

Helen Kelly

12/26/2016

Helen Kelly is now Lower School Principal at Canadian International School Hong Kong. Prior to this Helen was Primary Principal at Berlin International School and has also worked in Thailand, Kuwait, Egypt, and the U.K.

Carol Morgan School:  Athletic Director

Will Norris

12/26/2016

Will Norris joined Carol Morgan School last year and has transitioned to Athletic Director this year. He has over 20 years as an educator including as an Athletic Director, math teacher, and PE/Health teacher most of which has been international and previous to which he spent 8 years as a business professional.

Canadian International School of Hong Kong:  DP Coordinator

Joe Holroyd

12/26/2016

Joe Holroyd is now the DP Coordinator at Canadian International School of Hong Kong. He previously was IBDP Literature, Film, and Theory of Knowledge teacher at CDNIS before taking up the Coordinator position.

International School of Tanganyika:  Director

Mark Harderman

12/26/2016

Mark Harderman has been appointed Director of the International School of Tanganyika in Tanzania for 2017-18 academic year. He is currently Deputy Head of School at the International School of Beijing in China.

Rabat American School:  Director

Sean Goudie

12/21/2016

Sean Goudie has been appointed the new Director at the Rabat American School in Rabat, Morocco. Prior to moving to Rabat, Sean was the Director at the International School of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso for five years. He was also Director at international schools in Jamaica and Eritrea before working in Burkina Faso . Sean started his career as a teacher in Canada and has now been overseas for 15 years.

Carol Morgan School:  Academic Technology Director

Marc Gilberston

12/21/2016

Marc Gilbertson is joining Carol Morgan School as the Academic Technology Director. He comes to CMS with 20 years as an educator in Social Studies and as a Technology Integration Specialist in both Middle and High Schools.